These companies are methodical about collecting data about their own company and how their employees really feel, and they consistently look for ways to drive better business performance by leveraging culture, engagement and well-being.
Noblesville, IN (PRWEB) August 29, 2013
Optimizing Business Performance, a white paper recently released by Performance pH that examines the shared characteristics of high performing cultures, has been featured in the Wellness Council of America’s (WELCOA) most recent newsletter.
The white paper, which was released in conjunction with WELCOA, identifies a model for optimizing business performance drawn from the experiences and achievements of four successful U.S. businesses in the areas of culture, engagement and well-being.
Well Informed, WELCOA’s weekly e.newsletter, is closely watched among the organizational development and workplace wellness communities. Inclusion in the August 28, 2013 edition of the newsletter will expose the white paper to a broad cross section of professionals well-positioned to leverage its findings in their own organizations and professional practices.
Findings from Optimizing Business Performance include:
- The CEO owns the responsibility for the company gaining and maintaining a high performance culture. He or she must pay attention to it every day. This responsibility cannot be delegated.
- A means to measure the people metrics of high performance culture must be in place, and given equal importance to operational metrics. Managers failing at the people metrics pose just as big (if not bigger) risk to the organization as managers failing at operations.
- There must be a commitment to never let off the throttle. A continuous improvement attitude helps the high performance culture continue to evolve, improve, achieve new things and bring a sense of pride to the organization and all of its people.
“The Optimizing Business Performance white paper contains information that will be helpful for any company, regardless of where they are in their journey,” said Performance pH partner John Harris. “What you find all of the companies highlighted do consistently is balance the operational and cultural needs of the organization. These companies are methodical about collecting data about their own company and how their employees really feel, and they consistently look for ways to drive better business performance by leveraging culture, engagement and well-being. This has been the key to the success these companies enjoy.”
The companies studied and included in Optimizing Business Performance: Building a High Performance Culture are Barry-Wehmiller, Gundersen Health System, Lincoln Industries and Raven Industries. The companies cross industries and region, and also vary in size.
“These companies do not simply focus on one area of an organization’s health to the exclusion of others,” said Hank Orme, partner at Performance pH. “They create exceptional business solutions that go beyond health risk assessments and operational changes and address cultural and other people-related opportunities that, when applied with operational excellence, will truly transform the financial performance of any company.”
Performance pH was created in 2012 by veteran executives seeking to drive companies to greatness by zeroing in on entrepreneurship, best business practices, innovative population-based well-being insight and data-driven analytics. The company works to devise customized strategies that help clients gain clarity on the kind of organizations they want to become and lay out a clear plan for getting there.
The white paper is also available as a free download at the Performance pH website: http://www.performph.com.
About Performance pH
Find the balance. Achieve Optimal Performance. Based in Noblesville, Indiana, and founded in 2012, Performance pH was formed to enable companies to perform at their optimal potential. The company is an innovative strategic advisory firm balancing operations and organizational foundation to transform business. To learn more, visit http://www.performph.com. Follow Performance pH on Twitter: @performanceph.
# # #